In response to Kathy Gyngell: Let’s say it again, loud and clear – No Deal is nothing to fear, DespiteBrexit wrote:
I think we have to be honest and admit that there will be some transitional disruption and pain with no-deal – considerably exacerbated by the government’s (borderline treasonous) refusal to prepare for that before inviting the EU to discuss different arrangements with the UK. However any other option, particularly Remain or BRINO, will be worse as the EU will act with extreme prejudice and malice to exact its revenge and discourage others.
The EU may also be bloody-minded enough to refuse to engage in respect of other modern international peacetime norms such as airspace arrangements – nothing to do with trade per se. We have to recognise this and accept that it may happen. One advantage will be that the EU’s innate malevolence will be writ large and much harder for Remainiacs to deny – although many will doubtless try anyway to blame the UK for exercising a legally-agreed right (i.e. A.50). Again, all of the alternatives – excepting an unlikely change of heart in Brussels – are worse.